Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,226
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.93 (7/23/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 C $2.5 MS obverse 1847 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: With the highest mintage of any Charlotte Mint quarter eagle, it is not surprising that the date is also one of the most available in the series. When assembling a type set of Southern branch-mint gold coins, the 1847-C Liberty Head quarter eagle will probably represent the Charlotte quarter eagle. Although the issue is generally available, most of the coins seen are represented by well-worn examples. The date is usually well struck, with the exception of the eagle’s right leg. Harry W. Bass Jr. must have had a special interest in this issue, as he possessed five examples. The Smithsonian has four 1847-C quarter eagles. The finest graded by NGC has been MS 64, one of which sold at auction in January 2012 for $17,365.

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1847 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 247
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/29/2000 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1382, 1382/Lot# 1687 $712.13
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 943 $7,475.00
11/5/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1302 $2,645.00
11/6/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 1873 $19,550.00
4/10/2011 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6932 $1,936.00
7/8/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 54971 $2,379.29
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2459 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $2.5 MS
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Base125813401426151516091969243328073158336536463817395243615563695194751255816959233272426225223
128513681455154617292123255729243227345837033862408847616025779210502140251908123638245820
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00000026823041329635523760390742245162648886331153015492212042395000
1847 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base4626484050605287552264047492834491219573101781054310827116841412616843215882714634774453894691548478
469749135135536558166766777686039271977410299106371111212498150311842423440296883831245897474360
00000077768603927197741029910637111121249815031184242344029688383124589700
00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062529332231418504640600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3458
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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